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Sigurdsson: I never gave up despite penalty miss

Everton midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson says he wondered if it was going to be 'one of those days' after he missed a second half penalty against Fulham yesterday.

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October 01, 2018, 05:25:19 AM
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October 01, 2018, 04:17:18 PM
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He sets a great example of real grit and determination. It's that fighting spirit with an end product that wins over the fans. Right now, he is coming back to his best form. - Cool under pressure.


October 01, 2018, 04:50:00 PM
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Thereís no doubting the quality of Gylfi as a footballer but I really donít think he works as our number 10.

With Gueye/Schniederlin/Davies sitting so deep and Gylfi pushed right up alongside the striker thereís a huge gap between the two, itís our biggest issue at the minute IMO.

Iím still not sure if itís just something that Gylfi is doing on his own or whether itís a tactical decision by Silva. Can anyone shed any light based on past teams?

October 01, 2018, 04:59:13 PM
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Iím back to convincing myself if we put a top class box to box midfielder in cm then we can rely on Gylfi for stuff like shots on the edge of the area etc. And weíll see the best of him.

If heís meant to be the main creative outlet it will never work, but as a cahill / alli / Lampard he can work really well.
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October 01, 2018, 05:09:00 PM
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Thereís no doubting the quality of Gylfi as a footballer but I really donít think he works as our number 10.

With Gueye/Schniederlin/Davies sitting so deep and Gylfi pushed right up alongside the striker thereís a huge gap between the two, itís our biggest issue at the minute IMO.

Iím still not sure if itís just something that Gylfi is doing on his own or whether itís a tactical decision by Silva. Can anyone shed any light based on past teams?

I think the issue is ahead and behind him. Tosun drops deep or moves laterally as he doesn't have any real pace so they end up occupying the same space. Behind him we don't have any invention at all so I imagine he spends most of the game watching the ball go from right to left and back again painfully slowly.

Granted he isn't the type to demand the ball and try and find a killer pass but I imagine if we played with a bit more zip and invention he'd be a nailed on for a dozen a season as he wants to get in and around the box at every opportunity.

I don't know what the answer is until we get better players in key positions around him. Maybe Silva will try him further back and Bernard ahead of him. It's a nice dilemma to have, but we need to find an answer as the first 45 minutes on Saturday was scarily similar to Huddersfield and West Ham, until we upped the tempo.


October 01, 2018, 06:39:35 PM
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I wouldn't be against trying him at CF.

Most of our threat in the penalty area comes from Richarlison and Walcott, anyhow. And it would allow us to accommodate Bernard.
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October 01, 2018, 07:08:16 PM
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I wouldn't be against trying him at CF.

Most of our threat in the penalty area comes from Richarlison and Walcott, anyhow. And it would allow us to accommodate Bernard.

Iím sure his numbers plummeted when tried there before. That was under shite systems however.

He is at his best when arriving on the edge of the box or striding on to cut backs. He can be creative but he lacks influence in moving the ball forward consistently.

Get a good CM to do that and let Gylfi rack up monster numbers as a finisher and dead ball deliverer.
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October 01, 2018, 09:18:32 PM
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Would this be a False 9, whatever that really means?  In practice, one might expect Bernard and Siggy just to move around a lot.
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October 01, 2018, 09:53:48 PM
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Iím sure his numbers plummeted when tried there before. That was under shite systems however.

Yeah. That can't be a very big sample size and our current wingers are the best he's played with.

He is at his best when arriving on the edge of the box or striding on to cut backs. He can be creative but he lacks influence in moving the ball forward consistently.

Get a good CM to do that and let Gylfi rack up monster numbers as a finisher and dead ball deliverer.

Now that he's scored a couple, I'll be curious to see how he gets on in attack when our opponent doesn't cede all of that space in front of their CBs (i.e. most games we've played and are going to play this season).

October 01, 2018, 10:35:10 PM
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It does almost feel like one decent 45 minutes of football and we're all back on the train again.

October 01, 2018, 10:50:25 PM
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Yeah. That can't be a very big sample size and our current wingers are the best he's played with.

Now that he's scored a couple, I'll be curious to see how he gets on in attack when our opponent doesn't cede all of that space in front of their CBs (i.e. most games we've played and are going to play this season).

Thatís fair and Fulham are very very open.

But his best work has always been done around those areas, or cut backs into the pen spot, much like a Lampard. I donít have any concerns about him finding space to shoot.

In a way its up to our manager and our creative outlets to provide good quality chances, because in terms of executing a finish like that - heís top 10-15 in the world easy.
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October 02, 2018, 01:45:04 AM
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I donít have any concerns about him finding space to shoot.

Really? He's spent most of his time here getting marked out of games and not finding space to shoot.

I'm very concerned about his ability to do it every week.

October 02, 2018, 02:50:08 PM
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Would love to see some of his shooting stats while with us.

October 02, 2018, 03:16:34 PM
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Would love to see some of his shooting stats while with us.

Attached via understat, shots for his last two seasons, type of shot and shot location.

He outperforms his xg consistently which lines up with the Ďhes a scorer of great goalsí line - iím sure thereís actually a metric for players who score harder to score goals more regularly, 99% sure I saw a graph for that on twitter before last weekend even, will try and find it in a bit. He was in there with people like coutinho etc.
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